12A__ Standard-Examiner, Thursday, June 21, --Â»-. --"Â»Â«*u-iaAÂ«muiier, inursaay, Slumming Jour m jy m ^^Â·*Â« LARAMIE, Wyo. Finds Utah Poor 'Have No Place' By GARRY J. MOES Associated Press Writer SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Faced with the almost certain task of dealing later this year with gaps left by a moratorium in federal housing programs, a group of legislators went slumming Wednesday in a city 2 Taxi Firms Charged In SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Two taxi cab companies have been charged with operating cab with improperly sealed meters. Misdemeanor c o m p 1 a i nts charging Yellow Cab and Ute Cab with the offense were signed Wednesday in City Court. City Weights and Measures Inspector signed 32 Charles T. Keith complaints against Salt Lake Transportation Co., doing business as Yellow Cab and 11 complaints against Ute. Assistant City Attorney John T. Nieslen said the complaints were not for "fraudulent operations, but for operating a taxi with an unsealed meter." CITY CABS Public Safety Commissioner James Barker ordered the city's cabs tested for meter seals when he learned that many with unsealed were known for its absence of The tour of poor sections Salt Lake City preceded a meeting of the interim Joint Social Services Committee of Utah Legislature. It was conducted by two leaders of the Utah Housing Coalition, Community Action Program official Bill Biggs and Salt Lake City political activist Steve Hoi- brook, chairman of the citizens advisory committee of the Salt Lake Housing Authority. The committee was laying groundwork for development state housing legislation which will likely be considered during a special session of the legislature late this summer. Slumming in a city without extensive slums is not a lengthy affair--most of the spots were covered in less three hours. But, according to Biggs and Holbrook, the absence of poor housing is more of an indication, lefthandedly, of Salt Lake City's housing problem than profusion of the same: The poor simply have place to live. URBAN AREA The problem in Salt Lake City, Ogden or any other or rural community is complicated by public and private economics which have turned off available federal funds and, according to one leading builder who testified before the committee Wednesday, the near If the seals are not in place, PÂ° ss ' blh v of PTM ate bu ' lders said Barker, it is possible to adjust the meter so higher than handle low-cost housing profitably. So comes a proposed "Utah: allowable rates are charged. , T T . . . . A ,,, . . Inspector Keith said Wednes-1 Housin g Assistance Act stat- day that, "all Ute cabs are now '"S as S eneral P 01 ^ . ' sealed and most of the Yellows "The legislature recognizes 0 0 " Ithat it is necessary to help --'_ | remedy the unsafe and unsa- .nitary housing conditions and the acute shortage of decent, Union OK's Dairy Pact safe and sanitary dwellings for families of low income and !ther recognizes that these health, safety, morals and wel- ditions cause an increase in SALT LAKE CITY (AP)--.spread of disease and crime Members of Teamsters Union and constitute a menace to locals in Salt Lake City and Ogden have approved 2-to-l a new two-year contract with the dairy industry. , . . The vote released Wednesday j housing for persons of low followed an agreement reached come, especially for the by union reprentatives and S or the handicapped, or for vet- vss^Ffk* I Utah to help provide adequate fore a strike deadline June 1. i unable to provide themselves Fred W. Hamilton, secretary- treasure of Local 222 in Salt Lake Citv said 420 union mem- with decent housing...." Kill cal +7. TMnrriinatp +hP ' me j bers voted out of a total mem- partment of Community i u:~ Â«r *7en uritVi fho "inoonnitv ann PY- bership of 750. with the "ingenuity and ex- The new contract includes aipertise" of private enterprise . _ i Â· Â· 1 _ -- 1 1 _ _ . ^ r.i-i**rt 'Umvnirtrf *i/\M^lf lOtlO 14.5 per cent increase in salaries and fringe benefits over two years, Hamilton said. alleviating housing ; conditions and stimulating local industry. Biggs said much of the de- I\J VCOl O) i*tlllll*fcWlÂ» 014.1 VI* | -"'DO Company representative in- mise of low-cost housing in a - - . . . . ring surrou nding downtown Salt terpreted the contract to include a 5.5 per cent wage hike and a .7 per cent increase in benefits. Lake City is due to a proportionate burgeoning of com- the gf ! mercial construction.